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Hello dear Patrick! I enjoyed so much reading your answer. You made me laugh with your story about your wine review. It is not easy to reach a definition about what is a collection and a collector and...
... a simple gatherer or a gathering of objects. I feel it is not necessarily to be an expert about the object to be considered a collector but it is the passion (and sometimes obsession) a person develops around the object he chooses, be it pictures, stamps, watches... or ties!
I have been very interested for years in reading and talking about the feelings which move a person to collect and to observe the way a collector moves, hunts, talks and lives around a collection and find all this fascinating.
I thank you so much for your so kind words about me which I appreciate so much and I´m so glad when I read I could make you happy when reading me. That´s a big compliment indeed. You are a gentleman too and I also enjoy reading your post. I wish some day we will be able to meet and have a nice talk.
Please receive my best cordial regards, Abel